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Man Gets Life For Moordown Stabbing
A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of murder – following a detailed investigation by Dorset Police’s Major Crime Team.
Mahmud Ibrahim Bakir, 29, was found guilty of stabbing 22-year-old Kewen Khorsheed along Wimborne Road in Moordown on Thursday 27 January 2011. An inquest found that Kewen, from Bournemouth, died at Royal Bournemouth Hospital from a stab wound to the chest.
The jury heard that the defendant and victim were involved in a violent fight, armed with weapons including a knife, at around 2am. This followed an earlier altercation at Bar Zuka along Charminster Road that same morning.
Bakir was sentenced at Winchester Crown Court yesterday, Thursday 15 December 2011. The judge advised him that he will serve a minimum of 12 years before being considered for release.
Another 21-year-old man was found guilty of violent disorder and was sentenced to eight months, suspended for 18 months.
Detective Inspector Craig Travers, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said:
“The evidence showed that Mahmud Bakir and the victim had decided to resolve an earlier dispute by fighting.
“Bakir had taken a knife from his Wimborne Road flat with the intention of causing Kewen serious harm and, tragically, the subsequent confrontation had fatal consequences.
“Kewen’s death is a sad reminder of the dangers of knives and I would like to make it clear that Dorset Police will use the full force of the law to deal with anyone who keeps such items about their person.
“If Bakir had not equipped himself with such a dangerous weapon it is more than likely that Kewen Khorsheed would still be alive today. It is also likely that Bakir would now not be facing such a lengthy stay behind bars.”
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